Herman settles lawsuit with Chances Casino

Bryce Herman served as the Kamloops casino’s director of marketing from 2002 to July 2019, when its new owner, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, terminated his employment

Bryce Herman has settled his lawsuit against his former employer, Chances Casino.

Herman served as the North Shore casino’s director of marketing from 2002 to July 2019, when its new owner, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment, terminated his employment.

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He launched his lawsuit in August 2019.

The claims surrounded agreements Herman said he made with the casino’s former owners, Pat and Gary Hart. Those agreements, which Herman told KTW “were always entirely verbal,” concerned his pay, vacation time, title and term.

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Bryce Herman, the former director of marketing and public relations at Chances Casino. - Allen Douglas/KTW file

Herman’s claims included: Chances did not give “reasonable notice of severance in lieu of reasonable notice” of dismissal, that a Gateway management employee made “humiliating comments” and spread rumours about him and his impending firing and that his employment agreement was breached.

In response, Chances, doing business as Enterprise Entertainment Ltd., denied all claims.

The suit, however, was settled on Dec. 19. The two parties never met in court.

Herman would not provide details, but did say that he was “absolutely” happy with the settlement.

“We reached a respectful settlement and it’s behind us,” he said.

Herman said he is now looking at other opportunities, but noted he has nothing “carved in stone.”

He said he is looking for another opportunity to get back into the community with an organization that wants to be front-facing and engaging.

“That’s really where I want to be,” he said.

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